This Tuesday, Blumenthal and Blackburn will hold a hearing in the Senate Consumer Protection Subcommittee to hear from Haugen about Facebook and Instagram’s impacts on young users and other pressing issues
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, will convene a hearing on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM titled “Protecting Kids Online: Testimony from a Facebook Whistleblower.” Frances Haugen will testify at the hearing. Haugen provided information to and has been cooperating with Blumenthal and Blackburn’s offices, and informed reporting in the Wall Street Journal on Facebook’s knowledge of its platforms’ negative impact on teenagers and young users.
Tuesday’s hearing will be the third in a series of bipartisan hearings spearheaded by Blumenthal and Blackburn to inform legislation and prompt action by social media companies to address harms and dangers faced by children online.